In acknowledging the volume of the Parliamentary papers which you have been good enough to present to this Library, I beg leave to suggest that they might with more advantage be presented to some other institution more immediately concerned with history of statistics, the Royal Society being devoted exclusively to mathematical and physical science. Our space, moreover, being exceedingly limited, I venture to submit this suggestion for your consideration.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.